Personal Finance

Personal Finance Education - Tips, Articles and Advice - TheStreet

Personal Finance Tips, Articles and Advice

Personal finance education is the cornerstone to living a happy, healthy and successful life. It's never too early to learn how to manage your money, keep your debt under control and invest for your future.

The first step in your personal finance education should be achieving financial literacy: You'll need to understand the words that professionals use when talking about money. The second step in your education should be talking about money. Too many people make poor financial decisions because they are afraid that discussing money matters is taboo. If you're reading this, fear not, because we think talking about money matters is crucial.

The articles below contain tips and advice on personal finance basics as well as more advanced concepts like financial planning. We've also included links to other useful resources.

Personal Finance News

What will you do the first Monday after you retire? Too many retirees can't answer that and this is becoming a national crisis.
12/8/16 9:11AM
After the election, attorneys were flooded with calls from gay couples and undocumented workers, fearful that a Trump presidency could mean marriages overturned and families split up and deported.
12/7/16 5:37PM
Apple and Square announced a new partnership that will allow people to add money stored on Square's virtual card, an app called Square Cash, to their Apple Wallet.
12/7/16 10:35AM
Home prices are rising, and that means bigger conforming loans are on the horizon for homebuyers as the housing market rebounds.
12/7/16 10:06AM
While people love how the so-called gig economy lets people work when they want, there's a downside when it comes to people's retirement savings.
12/7/16 9:19AM
Americans are clearly "terrified" about healthcare costs in retirement, but they can put their minds at ease if they plan ahead, said John Carter, president of Nationwide's retirement plans business.
12/6/16 6:45PM
Surprisingly, the IRS has some empathy when it comes to your job-search process.
12/6/16 5:09PM
New data aim to settle an age-old real estate debate - is selling a home in winter a fool's errand?
12/6/16 4:40PM
A little aromatherapy can make the work day just a little easier.
12/6/16 2:35PM
A measure meant to prevent tax evasion has been a nightmare for U.S. citizens living abroad. Undoing President Obama's order beats having more Americans renounce their citizenship.
12/6/16 11:19AM
If you need extra cash for the holidays, you might be able to tap into your 401(k) for help. But think twice about doing it.
12/6/16 11:08AM
Annuity riders are contractual guarantees that can be added to a policy at the time of an application.
12/6/16 9:39AM
Investors seeking to better their decision-making might be wise to consult the teachings of Israeli psychologists Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman.
12/6/16 9:21AM
VIX Funds Drawing In Assets, But They're Likely Not A Good Long-Term Play For Regular Investors
12/5/16 3:56PM
Sure, you can still get deals on gifts for the kids, but some of the best discounts on golf clubs, tools and pools should be reserved for yourself.
12/5/16 3:24PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Apple and Square announced a new partnership that will allow people to add money stored on Square's virtual card, an app called Square Cash, to their Apple Wallet.
12/7/16 10:35AM
Home prices are rising, and that means bigger conforming loans are on the horizon for homebuyers as the housing market rebounds.
12/7/16 10:06AM
New data aim to settle an age-old real estate debate - is selling a home in winter a fool's errand?
12/6/16 4:40PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

What will you do the first Monday after you retire? Too many retirees can't answer that and this is becoming a national crisis.
12/8/16 9:11AM
After the election, attorneys were flooded with calls from gay couples and undocumented workers, fearful that a Trump presidency could mean marriages overturned and families split up and deported.
12/7/16 5:37PM
While people love how the so-called gig economy lets people work when they want, there's a downside when it comes to people's retirement savings.
12/7/16 9:19AM

Latest News on Taxes

Surprisingly, the IRS has some empathy when it comes to your job-search process.
12/6/16 5:09PM
A measure meant to prevent tax evasion has been a nightmare for U.S. citizens living abroad. Undoing President Obama's order beats having more Americans renounce their citizenship.
12/6/16 11:19AM
These seven tips could help you save big on your taxes for 2016 and beyond.
12/4/16 2:00PM

Latest News on Insurance

Annuity riders are contractual guarantees that can be added to a policy at the time of an application.
12/6/16 9:39AM
A health savings account can do more than just pay for this year's medical bills. It can supercharge your retirement savings with a triple tax-free boost.
12/4/16 4:00PM
While December is a popular time for consumers to obtain discounted deals on car purchases, shoppers should obtain financing beforehand to avoid fraud.
12/1/16 4:44PM